“African Federations must realise how swimming can change lives:” Zambian sports woman of the year Tilka Paljk on swimming’s lack of recognition

Tilka Paljk is the poster girl for Zambian sport. The 21-year-old is Zambia’s number one swimmer, the nation’s sportswoman of the year, and has nearly booked her place to represent her country at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. However, her success in the sport masks the difficulties African swimmers face when

“I felt lost – I’d had this one goal to win the Olympics”: Adrian Moorhouse on swimming as escapism, Olympic gold and the mental strain on today’s athletes

“Yes, I won the Olympics but at some point, I couldn’t swim; like any other kid, I had to learn how,” Adrian Moorhouse reflects with a considered poignancy as we discuss the development of a champion athlete. It is a world that Moorhouse, a gold medallist in the 100m breaststroke at